Utah Diabetes & Endocrinology Center

Quiz: Are You At Risk for Diabetes?

Millions of people have diabetes and they don't even know it. It is a silent disease. Without diagnosis and treatment, diabetes may result in long-term complications, such as blindness, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease or amputation. The rate of diabetes in the United States has risen to levels beyond epidemic, according to the surgeon general's report. Annually, 1.3 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed.

An estimated 120,000 Utah residents have diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease, but the complications of diabetes can be delayed or prevented with frequent monitoring, proper nutrition, exercise and medication.

Take this quiz about diabetes symptoms and find out if you may be at risk for diabetes.

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Are you 45 years or older?
Are you overweight?
Do you have a family history of diabetes?
Are you physically inactive?
Are you Latino, African American, Asian or Native American?
Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than nine pounds?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Do you have a low HDL (the "good" cholesterol) less than 40 mg/dl or a triglyceride level of 150 mg/dl or more?
Do you have a history of coronary artery disease, stroke or poor circulation to legs or feet?
Have you been previously identified with high or "borderline" high blood sugar?
Do you have numb or tingling feet?
Are you usually tired for no reason?
Are you frequently thirsty and need to urinate often?
Do you have frequent skin or genital (yeast) infections?

If you have answered yes to three of these important questions, please take these results to your physician at your next appointment.